Ina Ruokolainen (b. 1959) is a journalist, non-fiction author and literary critic from Asikkala. She has written ten non-fiction titles, her two latest ones about mushroom gathering and cooking. Two years ago she moved to Pulkkilanharju to be able to live
near forest, water and original sources of food. Presently she is writing a historical book about old Vääksy, stories detailing life in the village and on the banks of the canal. She has master’s degree in political science.